Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has written to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to request results of the study conducted to determine the impact that two-way tolling on the Verrazano Bridge would have on Staten Island the Southern Brooklyn. The MTA recently completed a study at the request of former Congressman Dan Donovan. In a letter to MTA Chairman Pat Foye, Malliotakis writes that the agency’s “lack of transparency” is what makes her and residents of the community skeptical.
“I respectfully request that the results of the study be released into the public domain so stakeholders, particularly the toll payers who funded it, can have the opportunity to review it and weigh in prior to any passage of legislation that would change the existing tolling structure.”
In 2012, Malliotakis sued the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to force the release of its economic impact study on the crossings connecting Staten Island and New Jersey. A Supreme Court judge ruled in her favor that the 103 page study be released.